The 2018 Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Awards Program is now open for entries. Each year the PMTC teams with member companies to celebrate the Best in Trucking through the presentation of awards that recognize excellence in trucking.

The awards are presented during the Annual Conference which, this year, takes place at The Crowne Plaza-Fallsview Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario on June 14th and 15th.  Competition entry forms and information are available online at

The 2018 awards program includes:

The Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award, Sponsored by CPC Logistics Canada

The Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award is a new award for this year, and has been established as a tribute to the memory of Rick Austin, Fleet Dispatcher at CPC, who passed away suddenly on March 15th of 2017. Rick was assigned to the John Deere Fleet.

It’s a testament to Rick’s dedication, along with the rest of the supervisory team, that the John Deere Private Fleet won the PMTC National Fleet Safety Award in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

This award is designed to help recognize the exceptional, and often under-appreciated, efforts of dispatchers who have made an outstanding contribution to their company in the past year or over the course of their career.

PMTC President Mike Millian stated “The PMTC and its members are truly honoured to be asked by CPC Logistics Canada to facilitate the recognition of efforts by dispatchers who go above and beyond the call of duty to help ensure the drivers, and fleets that employ them, are the safest operators that they can be. The fact that we can be part of celebrating the memory of a truly great individual to recognize these efforts makes it that much more special.”

PMTC & 3M Vehicle Graphics Design Awards Competition

Co-sponsored by 3M, Canada’s Commercial Graphics Division, the Annual Vehicle Graphics Design Awards recognize fleet operators and graphic design companies who graphically enhance their vehicles. Awards are presented in several categories. Please see our website for all categories. 

PMTC & CPC Logistics Canada Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers

The Hall recognizes superior, over the road performance of drivers employed by PMTC members.  Someone in your organization, or someone you do business with may be a candidate for induction to the Hall, and we need you to nominate that person.                    

PMTC & AVIVA Canada Private Fleet Safety Awards

The Private Fleet Safety Awards program was created by the PMTC to encourage improved road safety and to promote best practices in private fleet safety management. The awards recognize the private truck fleets most committed to safety improvement, especially where they exceed National Safety Code requirements. This competition is open to all Canadian private truck fleets. PMTC membership is not a requirement.                                                           

PMTC-KRTS Professional CMV Driver Training Scholarship
PMTC and KRTS will award a PMTC Member with a Professional Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Scholarship which will cover the costs for the recipient to complete a full Training Program through KRTS, or another registered training provider should the candidate be from outside of Ontario.  This program is an intensive minimum 200-hour course which, when completed, will arm the new Professional Driver with a high level of training, as set by the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) and the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) mandatory requirements. This course will provide the student with the skills and confidence necessary to become a successful Professional Driver. The award will help promote investment in the training needs of our great industry. 

The PMTC Young Leaders Education Bursary Award

PMTC will award up to two PMTC Young Leaders an Education Bursary, which will cover the costs for the recipient to complete 2 of the 4 courses that are required to complete the “PMTC Logistics Management Graduate Program”.

This program is an intensive 4 course program that, when completed, will equip the new emerging leader with the skills and confidence necessary to successfully climb the ranks in his or her company and become a successful leader in their organization. The award will help promote investment in the training needs of the future young leaders of our great industry.

The Courses are selected from the CITT library of Certified Logistics Management courses.

For more information contact:

Hinna Shaukat

PMTC Member Services

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada   Tel: 905-827-0587

Suite 5, 225 Main Street East                     Fax: 905-827-8212

Milton, Ontario, L9T 1N9                            Email:

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